Life



This is where you can find guidance and advice on life and support on the big 'issues' from our online mentors. From the lows, such as illness or bereavement, to the highs, like caring for a new baby or starting a new relationship.

Life is full of situations when you think 'I wish I could talk to someone who's done this before'. Well, now you can. On horsesmouth our mentors are here to offer you the benefit of their personal perspective based on their own experiences. They're not professionals and their life advice is informal so try to talk to a range of people - and always consult professional advisers for formal advice. But people here have volunteered to life coach, they don't know you and are therefore less likely to be judgmental about your issues than perhaps friends and family would be. Think of it as the kindness of strangers... on tap

Probably the biggest category of all;  love, friendship, relationships, marriage, kids, parents, relatives and the rest. It does make the world go round but often it can turn it pear-shaped too.  Find someone here who's willing to talk and share.

Whether your issue is fitness or illness, whether it's physical or mental, whether it's you or someone you love, talking to someone about it can be a part of making you feel better. Find someone here who's been in your shoes.

If you're confused about your own or others' identity and beliefs, whether they relate to gender, religion, race or sexuality there's bound to be people here who've had similar experiences or are living with the same issues.  

Whether or not it's how we make a living, discovering and fulfilling our talents and passions will help make us happier. It could be food, gardening, DIY, sports or the arts. Find people here who share your enthusiasms and can help you get the most out of them.

If you're selling, borrowing or buying then you need to take professional advice - but if you also just want to talk to a few people who've been in your situation before then find someone here who's willing to share (their experience that is!).

Find out how you can make a difference by talking to people who do. There are many ways to get engaged in community life and to help give something back. If you're here you're already doing it. Find others here who can support and inspire you.

If you're concerned about how to deal with a situation involving your rights and the law then there's likely someone here who has had a similar experience and who is happy to share their perspective. We'd recommend you also seek formal or professional advice.

Life - Featured Mentors

Browse these mentor profiles to find some who are relevant to you.

Caring
Passionate
non-judgemental
Realistic
Supportive
Ambitious
Life Rich
Passionate
Educator
Encouraging
Passionate
Down to earth
flexible
spirited
interested

Life - Published Stories

Here are some personal stories published by individual mentors. Browse here for some that are relevant or inspirational for you.

“School days”

I have recently began to work in a secondary school. I work with young adolescents who seem to be on the whole ....not very motivated.

I hear the terms of ' Miss, I can't do this' and or 'Miss, it's long! What do they mean? The...

“Life is like a jar”

A jar represents life. The rocks are the important things – family, partners, health, children – these are things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter – li...

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Life - Mentor ShoutOut

Fears, anxieties and phobias

"Im here to lend a helping hand to anyone dealing with any sorts of anxiety, fears or phobias. I have personal experience helping others as well as coming through the other side of my own personal anxiety and phobia issues. ..."

Life - Pearls of Wisdom

Changing Plans

"In the words of John Lennon "Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans". When making plans we must always do so with the view that they are not set in stone, as in variably outside influences can change that mean our ..."

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...

 

I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.

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